02 Apr Tip 3: The importance of bite registrations.
A good bite registration is highly critical for a successful restoration. Although every situation is unique, here are some general tips for you to bite down on:
- The patient is often numb and generally has no understanding of their centric bite. The staff member or dentist should guide them through the process of getting the perfect bite.
- Most often, the less bite material that is used between the opposing dentitions, the better the bite registration.
- The more memory (rubbery) the registration materials are, the more difficult it is for the lab to accurately set and mount the opposing casts.
- Opposing casts also require accurate impressions to help eliminate occlusal interference from bubbles or missed areas in the impressions.